Anyone getting good accuracy out of ZERO 230 FMJ with WIN 231?? If so what is your load?
Bugs,Joe C: I use 231 because I still have lots of it. It is somewhat dirty but meters well. How do the Clays & VVN310 meter? What have you used as a powder charge with them? I have come up with some loads using 231 that are pretty good in the accuracy dept. with my other 1911's but have not dialed in the Baer yet using this powder. Perhaps time for experimentation with a different powder.
Have you ever had any problems with Clays not dropping from the powder hopper/slide into the casing? Had that happen to me with light steel loads in 38Spl. and had several squibs.
Also what is you opinien about Solo 1000 compared to Clays performance?
Thanks Joe. I think I will try some of the VVN310 and/or Clays. In your experience does the Clays burn as clean as the VVN?Bugs,
Yep, that is one of the main reasons I don't use 231 anymore...very dirty. I will say that the VVN310 measures VERY well where as the CLAYS can be off a tenth or so from time to time. That being said, it still meters very well in my Dillon. Also, it should be noted that I've tested many guns with the CLAYS with the charges off a tenth or so and found no real depreciation in accuracy at 50 yards. So, since it is half the price of the VVN310 it gets the nod more times than not, especially when I'm shooting hundreds of rounds at a time testing guns.
The load I'm using in the guns built here with the 230g Sierra, Hornady or Zero is 4.2g of either VVN310 or CLAYS with an oal of 1.260" and a crimp of .469"-.470". The Sierra bullet with this load has produced many groups out of guns built here of ten shots at 50 yards in the 1.5"-1.8" range. It is a "soft ball" load but it works well. You experience my vary but always remember (here comes my disclaimer to cover my buttocks) to load responsibly and check your manuals before you try any loads to make sure they are suitable for your gun. ;-)